Hogan Lovells lands UK offshore win with The Crown Estate

London, 8 February 2021 - Hogan Lovells has advised The Crown Estate on its Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 process, through which The Crown Estate has today (8 February 2021) announced six proposed new offshore wind projects in the waters around England and Wales.

The six Round 4 projects together represent just under 8 GW of potential new offshore wind capacity with the opportunity to deliver clean electricity for more than seven million homes and create employment opportunities across the country. This signals a significant vote of confidence in the UK’s world leading offshore wind sector; and the UK Government’s commitment to grow the low carbon economy.

The Hogan Lovells team was led by partners Alex Harrison and Nicholas Roberts supported by consultant Kate Rees, partner Mark Jones, senior associates Rosie Bradford and Thomas Leonard, and associates Ben Fleet and Susannah Moody; all in the Hogan Lovells Energy and Natural Resources Group.

Alex Harrison, energy partner and Head of power, renewables and energy transition at Hogan Lovells said: “Offshore wind offers huge potential to deliver affordable, green power at scale. These new Round 4 offshore wind projects will make a substantial contribution to the UK’s net zero emissions future, building a greener economy and creating jobs. This vote of confidence in UK offshore wind comes at a key time following the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK’s current presidency of the G7 and UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow later this year.”

Nicholas Roberts, real estate partner at Hogan Lovells said “The UK is the world’s most developed offshore wind market. It has been an absolute pleasure supporting our long standing client The Crown Estate, through the Round 4 tender process delivering new offshore wind projects that will secure additional future renewable electricity capacity in England and Wales”.

The projects have been selected through a competitive seabed tender process and will now progress to environmental assessment known as a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).


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For further information please see The Crown Estate’s press release here.

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